Dr. Tina Woodard, CEO

Dr. Woodard, a seasoned human resources executive, is a fervent activist for girls and women. She brings passion, energy and creativity to her leadership role at I Am B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L., combined with over 20 years of management experience in manufacturing, government and higher education. She believes in living a purpose aligned life, as evidenced by her transition from a career in quality engineering to human resource organizational development early in her career.

Dr. Woodard’s personal vision and purpose fueled her decision to leave the comfort of a full-time executive job in education to launch her own successful talent management and leadership development consulting firm, Capstone Performance Solutions, Inc. to help organizations develop and engage employees as leaders and create healthy workplace cultures, as well as to lead the global expansion of I Am B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L. to continue her advocacy for girls and women.

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Dr. Zenobia Edwards, CFO

Dr. Edwards is an advocate for social justice and a notable figure in the field of education. From science teacher to alternative school principal; from college dean to business owner, Dr. Edwards’ 20 plus years of educational contributions and initiatives have distinguished her as one of the leading authorities on school leadership and program development, especially as it relates to marginalized students

Dr. Edwards established the first full-day comprehensive alternative program in Darlington County School District in 1999. This program, Sonovista School, was the first alternative program in the state of South Carolina to have a fully established Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (JROTC). Within three years of the program, this JROTC unit earned “Gold” status with honors. In addition, under Dr. Edwards’ leadership, Sonovista School was highlighted as an Exemplary Dropout Prevention Program by the National Center for Dropout Prevention.

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Dr. Sharaé Meredith, PhD, Sr. Research Scientist

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, Marietta GA

Dr. Meredith is currently a Senior Research Scientist of Advanced Development Programs at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company. Prior to becoming a Senior and Lead Research Scientist, Dr. Meredith worked as a Thermal Analyst of Environmental Control Systems for Northrop Grumman Corporation. She received her Ph. D. in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University, is a Master of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech, and received her Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Tuskegee University.

In addition to her extensive background in the engineering field, she has been awarded the Rising Star Award for the Women of Color Conference (2016), Lockheed Martin SPOT Award (2011, 2017), Lockheed Martin Special Recognition Award (2016), Lockheed Martin Patent Award (2016), as well as many other accomplishments.

“My goal is to pique the untapped fascination of young minds to the possibilities of what excitement awaits them in the exploration of a STEM career.”

 

Kajal Jain

Kajal Jain is a Product Management Executive at Kronos, Inc., a leading software company that provides powerful human capital management and workforce management solutions to help manage and engage the entire workforce from pre-hire to retire. She has over 17 years of experience in the software industry in both software engineering and product management.

Kajal has a degree in MS in Computer Science from University of Florida, and an MBA from University of Georgia.  She believes in giving back to the community and volunteers her time for several non-profit organizations and philanthropic endeavors affiliated to both Atlanta and India.
Kajal has been a mentor and a volunteer for IAB since 2008, and joined the IAB Board of Directors at the beginning of 2011.

Raegan Tuff, PhD, MPH, Secretary

Dr. Raegan Tuff has one goal—empowering others to live holistically.  Dr. Tuff can be found teaching graduate courses and spearheading events for nontraditional learners, women, and youth.
As a senior Public Health Analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she partners with states and communities to place the bulls-eye on innovative public health projects. She also manages agency wide technology solutions that help to track chronic disease prevention activities in all 50 states and Pacific Islands.

Dr. Tuff is an esteemed graduate of Furman University. A native of Atlanta, GA, she earned a PhD in Health Promotion & Behavior from the University of Georgia College of Public Health. She obtained a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from Morehouse School of Medicine. She is a member of the American Evaluation Association (AEA) and the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE).

Lynn Bacon, CPLC, CRC, CFC

Lynn Bacon is a certified life coach for individuals and families. She has extensive experience planning, implementing, and facilitating training programs, as well as managing all aspects of running a business, including customer service, personnel issues, accounting and regulations.